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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:49 pm 
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After reading the article, it is not clear whether or not that doofus politician realizes that:
Northwestern is a college in the State of Illinois,
and golly,it happens to be in the Big Ten.....


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:56 pm 
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After reading the article, it is not clear whether or not that doofus politician realizes that:
Northwestern is a college in the State of Illinois,
and golly,it happens to be in the Big Ten.....

They mean public schools. They really want another quality university to join the ranks of big boy football.

They're setting themselves up for failure if they think they can get into the Big Ten, the goal should be the MAC.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:04 pm 
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The Bishin Cutter wrote:
And to anyone who ever doubted that it was probably Illinois ahead of everyone who stood/stands in the way of Missouri's Big Ten entry, this matter should be near or at the top of the list to refute said doubt.


Looks like Mizzou is continuing to schedule Indiana instead. And, the B12 schools (incl. Kansas) refuse to schedule Mizzou further. Does Mizzou really care now? They hooked-up with the SEC. The past tense is correct.

But what about those other schools involving other conferences that got blackballed or discouraged from consideration by one or two schools of a given conference? Allegedly, BC worked against UConn being considered for the ACC. It's been reported WVU would have gotten an ACC invite if it were not for UNC and Duke opposition. However, everyone in the conference gets to vote on an application, and a Conference Commissioner and reasonable members should look for the 'good of the whole' and confront an institution expressing unfounded opposition based on greed alone or pettiness.

I see Maryland has a fb game with Syracuse this coming season. But Maryland cannot be that concerned that the ACC schools have declared they don't want to schedule them any more for anything. They've got the B10 now, and there other OOC options as needed.


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Big Ten site release with announcement of a new league East Coast office opening in June at http://www.bigten.org/genrel/041014aad.html


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:00 am 
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Big Ten site release with announcement of a new league East Coast office opening in June at http://www.bigten.org/genrel/041014aad.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


As Mark Packer said on College Sports Radio, the Big Ten picked the only city which doesn't care about college sports.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:13 pm 
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freaked4collegefb wrote:
Big Ten site release with announcement of a new league East Coast office opening in June at http://www.bigten.org/genrel/041014aad.html"


As Mark Packer said on College Sports Radio, the Big Ten picked the only city which doesn't care about college sports.


Oh heck, they got the money to throw around for high dollar rent, plush offices, added staffing, and to wine and dine executives as well as other entertainment. Convenience and size counts and they may be right. The ACC and Swofford earlier also declared NYC (area) part of their domain of interest, so it shall be interesting as to what prevails. And, the new-BE, the AAC, A10, even the Ivy League and others, see NYC as important in their efforts for attraction.

The B1G expects, as the ACC has, it is going to enhance the conference with advertising, broadcasting and print media, student/athletic recruitment, and contracting with high profile venues such as MSG.

If the B1G is really so committed to obtain a formidable stronghold in the northeast corridor, including more around NYC, they should really consider adding UConn. While the region is certainly not obsessed with college football, winter sports in general do function well around there, and UConn basketball is a proven commodity.

But isn't the semi-declared intent of the B1G is to move down the mid-Atlantic into the south/southeast? I am not sure a NYC focus does much for that objective if such a purpose is truly real. As it stands now, further territorial in-roads related to the northeast seem more plausible than a southern route.

Agree though, what can be extracted from NYC have their limitations.


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